It’s 2019, and more Canadian tech companies are absolutely killing it when it comes to innovation and disruption. The incredible amount of passion and persona that’s erupting from these companies in the Great White North continues to rise, as new and emerging markets are being carved out with knife-like precision.
2018 was a blockbuster year for Canadian technology stocks as more demand from U.S customers grew. Reports out of the tech index indicated more than half of companies saw some 40 percent of revenues derived from south of the border.
Canada is a country straddling the front battle lines of innovation in an increasingly highly competitive global marketplace, as more venture capital firms are pouring their money into Canadian business.
Disruptors In Canadian Tech
Companies such as Shopify continue to be among 2019’s most prominent performers despite its volatility on the stock market. So far, Shopify is up some 41% in 2019 as of this writing.
Shopify is best known as the e-Commerce platform of choice for small to mid-size business that need an online storefront in the shortest time possible. From handling payments, inventory management, and web hosting, they are a one-stop shop for e-Commerce business.
Tech-maven, StickerYou continues to expand its global reach within the custom stickers, labels, tattoos, and decals sector. StickerYou is a pioneer when it comes to fast online ordering and quick turnaround for custom designs. This Canadian company is used and trusted by SMEs, large corporations, and individuals the world over.
In the summer of 2019, StickerYou will be the first in their sector to open a brick-and-mortar location to serve their long list of clientele better.
StickerYou is changing the very nature of the label, and custom printing business as the world comes closer together through e-Commerce.
This Toronto-bases company has turned out quality custom stickers since 2008.
Canadian electric car company Electra Meccanica is making huge strides within its industry. Deliveries of the SOLO electric vehicle began in 2018 as the automaker received national certification in the U.S.
A huge milestone for a Canadian tech company, especially in a sector as disruptive as EVs.
Solo is an affordable single-seat, 3-wheel commuter vehicle, with creature-comforts that can be found in the majority of gas-powered cars.
This popular social media management platform has changed the way business connect with its customers. With more than 6 million users and a $3 billion valuation, Hootsuite Media has made it easier for organizations to manage all of their social media accounts under a single platform.
A company that needs little introduction when it comes to gaming. This massive, behemoth of an organization is responsible for some of the most iconic RPG games of our time.
Bioware has genuinely been among the tech disruptors of our time with titles such as Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Neverwinter Nights, StarWars: Knights of the Old Republic, and Baldur’s Gate.
This Canadian developer has truly mastered the art of story-telling and memorable characters that span decades.
More Innovation To Come
This short list of Canadian technology disruptors could go on, and on, to no end.
There are many more companies that are turning out epic products and services that help propel the global economy forward.
The above mention organizations are at the forefront of an exciting time, and are true innovators within their niche, in a time when Canada’s tech sector is undergoing somewhat of a rebrand of sorts.
Because of the intense global competition on such a massive scale, there is still a threat that remains lingering which could put us behind the rest of the world regarding the tech sector.
That threat isn’t due to a lack of innovation, ambition, skill, or any underlying fundamentals, but it is undoubtedly due to the fact of Canada’s recognition as a world-leader in disruptive tech, which continues to be a significant driver of the Canadian economy.
Because of that recognition, competing countries look to either emulate or overtake our position as true stalwarts in the disruptive tech space.